Two Ottawa men caught with child pornography

OTTAWA – In conjunction with Australia’s law enforcement, Ottawa police have charged two men with

In late 2017 Queensland Police Service in Australia advised the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) of an undercover child pornography investigation where a suspect appeared to be located in the Ottawa area.

In late 2018 an unrelated file was reported to the ICE Unit from a social media company, advising of a user appearing to be from the Ottawa area involved in the distribution of child pornography.

A subsequent ICE follow-up investigation and production orders served on Internet Service Providers identified both suspect users to be at the same address in the Blossom Park area.

On Tuesday, June 18, a search warrant was executed at that address. Electronic devices belonging to the two male suspects were forensically examined. An extensive collection of images and videos of children being sexually abused, bound and tortured were located on devices.

Vernon Brock, 56-years-old, of Ottawa, and Christopher Oake, 25-years-old, of Ottawa are each charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and Brock has an extra charge of making child pornography available.

They will appear at show cause court on today (June 19).

The identification of victims is ongoing, however, the ICE Unit is concerned that victims may be located in the Ottawa area based on historical events. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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The Ottawa Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.  This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.